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Democracynow org

Oakdale, NY

#183615 Jan 7, 2014
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
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It was all over the media before both the Persian Gulf War and the Iraq War.and it scared the hell out of you Libtards. This from the New York TIMES.
THREATS AND RESPONSES: THE IRAQIS; U.S. SAYS HUSSEIN INTENSIFIES QUEST FOR A-BOMB PARTS
By MICHAEL R. GORDON and JUDITH MILLER
Published: September 08, 2002
Administration officials also assert that the acquisition of nuclear arms might embolden Mr. Hussein and increase the chances that he might use chemical or biological weapons. The officials contend that Mr. Hussein refrained from using chemical and germ weapons during the 1991 Persian Gulf war because he feared a devastating retaliatory[nuclear] blow from the United States and that he might now conclude that the Americans would not dare strike him if he had nuclear weapons.
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/09/08/world/threa...
Try and prove me wrong and I bet you cannot do it.

Cheney's office with Libby were continually feeding Judy Miller fabrications about WMD and she was printing it on the front cover of the New York Times.

Cheney goes on Meet The Press and tells Tim Russert see even the New York Times is saying WMDs in Iraq.
Obskeptic

Farmington, MI

#183617 Jan 7, 2014
Democracynow org wrote:
<quoted text>
Open up your eyes and see how all corporate Rightwing Republicans and all corporate Centrist Democrats are destroying America.
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A Hard Lesson from Motown: They Will Steal Your Pension
December 04 2013 / http://tinyurl.com/psolw7b
Anyone in a public-sector job looking forward to retiring in comfort should look carefully at what is going on in Detroit and Springfield, Ill. Sherlock Holmes would call it the case of the missing pension money.
News leaking out this week from the Motor City tells how the enormous gap between the pensions workers earned and the money set aside to pay for them will be closed. By stealing from the workers.
Courts, legislatures, and corporations are all working in concert not to pay the full benefits owed. For decades, political and business leaders failed to set aside the right amount of money each payday to cover the pensions workers earned and, in some cases, covered up the mismanagement of pension fund investments.
http://www.newsweek.com/hard-lesson-motown-th...
What you fail to acknowledge and recognize is that the pension money you claim is being "stolen" is already stolen money. It was taken from those who worked for it and created it in the private sector and transferred to public sector workers who's unions, in conjunction with government created a system of retirement that was unsustainable in the long term to satisfy the greed of those demanding it in the short term. Those jobs no longer exist for their children because the economic resources are not there. Like Maggie Thatcher so wisely said, "socialism works great until you run out of other peoples money". Detroit has run out of other peoples money, plain and simple. None to take, can't borrow anymore, and they can't print like our federal government is doing. Your moniker name should really be "communism now.org " if you were honest.
Obskeptic

Farmington, MI

#183619 Jan 7, 2014
Back to you Jacques. You mention that the government was the ones who brought us all this "safety", and to a degree I would concur. They did make it happen faster then it may have otherwise, but if given the opportunity, market forces in a free society would have prompted innovation in the already invented mouse traps and improvements would have happened on their own. The government was not responsible for the industrial revolution, freedom and private property rights were. As corporate America increased in size and wealth, and bought the governments influence to eliminate competition through licensing, other regulations, taxation and consolidation, we saw fewer opportunities being created in the private sector. Our government did not invent the candle or the light bulb, but it did strangle Tesla from implementing a better form of delivering electricity because Edison was a better politician, not a better inventor.
Democracynow org

Oakdale, NY

#183621 Jan 7, 2014
Obskeptic wrote:
<quoted text>
What you fail to acknowledge and recognize is that the pension money you claim is being "stolen" is already stolen money. It was taken from those who worked for it and created it in the private sector and transferred to public sector workers who's unions, in conjunction with government created a system of retirement that was unsustainable in the long term to satisfy the greed of those demanding it in the short term. Those jobs no longer exist for their children because the economic resources are not there. Like Maggie Thatcher so wisely said, "socialism works great until you run out of other peoples money". Detroit has run out of other peoples money, plain and simple. None to take, can't borrow anymore, and they can't print like our federal government is doing. Your moniker name should really be "communism now.org " if you were honest.
Tax breaks for billionaires
Loophole for hedge fund managers costs billions in tax revenue
July 24, 2007 http://tinyurl.com/2xd8rk
This policy memo focuses on the privileged tax treatment given to hedge fund managers that results in a conservative estimate of over $6 billion in forgone tax revenue.
Private investment companies, organized as hedge funds or private equity firms, have recently grown into major economic forces in the U.S. economy. They mobilize capital, and often leverage it with borrowed funds, in order to accumulate a tremendous amount of assets under their management. These investments include leveraged buyouts; market-neutral investment strategies in publicly traded stocks and bonds, energy, and other commodities; various arbitrage strategies; as well as many lesser known and some entirely unreported transactions.

Hedge funds are big players in the large corporate take-over activity that reached $3.6 trillion in 2006¸ and they are also responsible for a significant share of trading volume on the major stock exchanges and in some over-the-counter derivatives markets.
Conclusion
Congress has the opportunity to correct a bad economic policy and free up resources to fund better priorities. This analysis points to the need to update the nation’s tax laws dealing with private pools of capital. The current law is generating inefficiencies and great inequality by granting tax breaks to individuals who do not need and do not deserve such favors. The nation has greater and more deserving priorities. If the amount of tax revenue lost to private equity firm managers is equivalent to that lost with hedge funds, then the combined amount would be $12.6 billion. This forgone revenue stream could, for example, fully fund the five-year,$35 billion expansion of SCHIP, the public health insurance program for low-income children. http://www.epi.org/content.cfm/pm120

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The CEO Plan to Steal Your Social Security and Medicare
July 30, 2012 / http://tinyurl.com/cq5h4uj
Many people are following the presidential election closely with the idea that the outcome will have a major impact on national policy. However, according to Steven Pearlstein, a veteran Washington Post columnist and reporter, it may not matter who wins the election. In a column last week, Pearlstein told readers that the top executives of some of the country’s largest companies are getting together to craft a budget package that they will try to push through Congress and get the president to sign.
http://www.cepr.net/index.php/op-eds-&-co...

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“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#183622 Jan 7, 2014
Obskeptic wrote:
<quoted text>
I do appreciate your thoughts on that Jacques, and the time you take to present your opinion. In past postings you have heralded that democrats are the only ones that look out for the little guy that struggles, yet here in America, this president has presided over the wealthiest among us (top 1%) in the last five years seeing their compensation increase by 34%, while he tells us he has improved the economy for all, while at the same time prepares to give a speech today demanding another extension to the career unemployed and highlight "income inequality". An inequality that has grown under democrat leadership or lack there of. The middle and lower earners have stagnated or declined, poverty has risen sharply, food assistance is at an all time high. What policies do democrats work to establish? Allow more immigrants into the country illegally by rewarding them at the expense of our citizens looking for work ( actual unemployment rate hovers around 11%). Passing more regulations that will kill the coal industry, strangle fossil fuel production, increase energy and food costs (which hurt the poorest the hardest).
Well said, except I would say that the 1% was in place when Obama arrived. Is it reasonable to think, in the depth of this recession, that the 1% figure would improve to even 1.5%? Also, as a reminder, and when gov't was bailing out the big banks and brokers, Obama was thwarted by Congress in his efforts to have bonuses to CEOs and their underlings cut or at least partially cut. Obama, Romney, Bush, Carter, Clinton, all of them Repubs and Dems, can hardly change the fabric of the American economy. Look for that 1% to persist for a long long time.

As to social benefits, need I reel them off again?...they are all Dem all of them. Our equivalent of your Repub party here in Canada, called the Conservative party, has never ever legislated anything benefitting directly the ordinary citizen. If, on the other hand, the Repubs in your country have, I'd like to hear about it.
Democracynow org

Oakdale, NY

#183623 Jan 7, 2014
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
Well said, except I would say that the 1% was in place when Obama arrived. Is it reasonable to think, in the depth of this recession, that the 1% figure would improve to even 1.5%? Also, as a reminder, and when gov't was bailing out the big banks and brokers, Obama was thwarted by Congress in his efforts to have bonuses to CEOs and their underlings cut or at least partially cut. Obama, Romney, Bush, Carter, Clinton, all of them Repubs and Dems, can hardly change the fabric of the American economy. Look for that 1% to persist for a long long time.
As to social benefits, need I reel them off again?...they are all Dem all of them. Our equivalent of your Repub party here in Canada, called the Conservative party, has never ever legislated anything benefitting directly the ordinary citizen. If, on the other hand, the Repubs in your country have, I'd like to hear about it.
The Republican party in America is 100% pro Wall Street and against main street.

Even the Tory's in England love government run health care.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#183624 Jan 7, 2014
Democracynow org wrote:
<quoted text>
Tax breaks for billionaires
Loophole for hedge fund managers costs billions in tax revenue
July 24, 2007 http://tinyurl.com/2xd8rk
This policy memo focuses on the privileged tax treatment given to hedge fund managers that results in a conservative estimate of over $6 billion in forgone tax revenue.
Private investment companies, organized as hedge funds or private equity firms, have recently grown into major economic forces in the U.S. economy. They mobilize capital, and often leverage it with borrowed funds, in order to accumulate a tremendous amount of assets under their management. These investments include leveraged buyouts; market-neutral investment strategies in publicly traded stocks and bonds, energy, and other commodities; various arbitrage strategies; as well as many lesser known and some entirely unreported transactions.
Hedge funds are big players in the large corporate take-over activity that reached $3.6 trillion in 2006¸ and they are also responsible for a significant share of trading volume on the major stock exchanges and in some over-the-counter derivatives markets.
Conclusion
Congress has the opportunity to correct a bad economic policy and free up resources to fund better priorities. This analysis points to the need to update the nation’s tax laws dealing with private pools of capital. The current law is generating inefficiencies and great inequality by granting tax breaks to individuals who do not need and do not deserve such favors. The nation has greater and more deserving priorities. If the amount of tax revenue lost to private equity firm managers is equivalent to that lost with hedge funds, then the combined amount would be $12.6 billion. This forgone revenue stream could, for example, fully fund the five-year,$35 billion expansion of SCHIP, the public health insurance program for low-income children. http://www.epi.org/content.cfm/pm120
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The CEO Plan to Steal Your Social Security and Medicare
July 30, 2012 / http://tinyurl.com/cq5h4uj
Many people are following the presidential election closely with the idea that the outcome will have a major impact on national policy. However, according to Steven Pearlstein, a veteran Washington Post columnist and reporter, it may not matter who wins the election. In a column last week, Pearlstein told readers that the top executives of some of the country’s largest companies are getting together to craft a budget package that they will try to push through Congress and get the president to sign.
http://www.cepr.net/index.php/op-eds-&-co...
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As to pensions, and in response to Obskeptic, nothing was taken from the taxpayer. Employee and employer each paid their share in contributions (though employer often cheated, badly investing employees' shares and often not making its own contributions). Also, actuaries warned of pension benefit and contributions shortfall in the 60s, but were ignored as gov't and industry deemed it not popular to increase contributions as it should have, even though lifespan had increased by a full 10 years in the last half century and baby boomers were going to retire at the same time. Detroit municipal workers contributed to their pension fund at the rate of 7% of salary , plus supposedly employer's 7%. Now they are told they'll only get a portion of their pensions and in certain cases not at all. That's fair? We have the same thing with Nortel and Blackberry here now.
Democracynow org

Oakdale, NY

#183625 Jan 7, 2014
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
As to pensions, and in response to Obskeptic, nothing was taken from the taxpayer. Employee and employer each paid their share in contributions (though employer often cheated, badly investing employees' shares and often not making its own contributions). Also, actuaries warned of pension benefit and contributions shortfall in the 60s, but were ignored as gov't and industry deemed it not popular to increase contributions as it should have, even though lifespan had increased by a full 10 years in the last half century and baby boomers were going to retire at the same time. Detroit municipal workers contributed to their pension fund at the rate of 7% of salary , plus supposedly employer's 7%. Now they are told they'll only get a portion of their pensions and in certain cases not at all. That's fair? We have the same thing with Nortel and Blackberry here now.
There are people in New York who worked for Sears 25-30 years and lost pensions.

They are still forced to work well into their 70s and cannot retire.

The 401ks ruined the pension systems like we used to have when an employer took a little out and put it in a pension fund that created interest.

Those days are gone unfortunately.

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Can You Afford To Retire? Video / http://tinyurl.com/h8xdx
The baby boomer generation is headed for a shock as it hits retirement: many of them will be long on life expectancy but short on savings. The two main strategies for funding retirement -- lifetime pensions and 401(k)-style savings plans -- are in serious trouble. In "Can You Afford to Retire?" FRONTLINE correspondent Hedrick Smith ("Is Wal-Mart Good for America?") investigates this looming financial crisis and the outlook for middle-class Americans.(more)»
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/retir...

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#183626 Jan 7, 2014
Obskeptic wrote:
Back to you Jacques. You mention that the government was the ones who brought us all this "safety", and to a degree I would concur. They did make it happen faster then it may have otherwise, but if given the opportunity, market forces in a free society would have prompted innovation in the already invented mouse traps and improvements would have happened on their own. The government was not responsible for the industrial revolution, freedom and private property rights were. As corporate America increased in size and wealth, and bought the governments influence to eliminate competition through licensing, other regulations, taxation and consolidation, we saw fewer opportunities being created in the private sector. Our government did not invent the candle or the light bulb, but it did strangle Tesla from implementing a better form of delivering electricity because Edison was a better politician, not a better inventor.
One more thing. You say that eventually, corporations would've improved workers' conditions. I don't agree. Look a the workers in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, making electronics, clothes, on the cheap for corporate America. What about their conditions? Prison-like factories, starvation wages, poor worker safety, fires in padlocked factories and crumbling edifices that collapsed, creating, in one case, 1000 deaths even though owner was warned that building was unsafe. Who , in the final analysis, did this "owner" process cheap clothes, electronics and shoes for? Hilfiger, Nike, Joe, Reebok, Sony, GE, and most of the reasonably-price clothes and stuff you buy at Sears, Walmart, KMart etc. And those Americans and Canadians (yes, we are no exception) are the ones who contracted those goods and services made by these "slaves". Oh , great, reaction was the same all over from our North American moguls, to wit "Oh, had we known workers were treated like that..." What BS! They closed their eyes, knew, and still know darn well what's going on. They are acting, these CEOs, the same way OUR CEOs were acting towards their workers pre-1920. And like ours, they won't change their ways unless forced to do so by worker representatives and gov'ts, respectively.

Through subsidies, gov't has been in the forefront of inventions. Space exploration alone, totally subsidized by gov't, has spawned electronics, computer hardware and software innovations and applications the likes of which we've never dreamed of. And those NASA engineers, scientists, workers, are gov't workers, like it or not. In aviation, what was it that created the U.S. and world passenger jet age, if not the KC-135, developed by Boeing with gov't funding that became the famous 707? And the 747 that was the result of a gov't-funded competition won by Lockheed with its C-5 - Boeing simply converted its lost bid into the 747. And so on.

Edison and Tesla - that was the 1860s. But, since the beginning of gov't intervention and subsidies to corporations in the 1930s, the world has known more progress in all fields in the last 100 years than since humans rose onto their own two legs.

“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#183627 Jan 7, 2014
Jacques,
Another day of headaches is in store for air travelers again.
A quick glance at O'Hare airport's roster for today reveals a long list of canceled flight.
It just goes to show how unreliable the airlines can be, even on beautiful sunny days having unlimited visibility and without a cloud in the sky.
A little dip in the temperature and those bad boys are practically shut down.
L:O L

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#183628 Jan 7, 2014
loose cannon wrote:
Jacques,
Another day of headaches is in store for air travelers again.
A quick glance at O'Hare airport's roster for today reveals a long list of canceled flight.
It just goes to show how unreliable the airlines can be, even on beautiful sunny days having unlimited visibility and without a cloud in the sky.
A little dip in the temperature and those bad boys are practically shut down.
L:O L
As I've said, do you know of a faster way to get from Chicago to Atlanta, for example? What's more, it may be sunny at O'Hare, all flight conditions "GO", but if your destination is snowy and no-visibility Boston, you're not gonna take off, even in bright sunshine. Our airport here in Ottawa has unlimited visibility today. Yet, people are sleeping on the floor. Why? Easy. Most flights to the U.S. have been delayed or cancelled.

I've travelled by air quite a lot in my life. Without air travel, well, cut all of my voyages by 90%.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#183629 Jan 7, 2014

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#183630 Jan 7, 2014
The Fact Checker
The Washington Post is far from being a Conservative rag but in this case they called it as the saw it.

The biggest Pinocchios of 2013
By Glenn Kessler December 16, 2013

It’s time for our annual round-up of the biggest Pinocchios of the year. This was not a presidential election year, so in some ways the subjects that needed to be fact checked were more substantive. In reviewing The Fact Checker’s more than 200 columns in the past year, we found an interesting evolution from statistics about gun violence to claims about President Obama’s health-care law. Our general rule of thumb held: the more complex a subject is, the more tempted politicians are to make misleading claims.

President Obama ended up with three of the most misleading claims of the year. But, despite the urging of some readers, his statement that “I didn’t set a red line” on Syria is not among them. We had looked closely at that claim and had determined that, in context, it was a bungled talking point, so that statement actually earned no rating.

As always, that and other rulings were met with vehement objections from some readers. The Fact Checker thanks the readers who have offered thoughtful rebuttals to our conclusions. In some cases, in light of new information, we adjusted Pinocchio ratings.

In compiling this list, we primarily focused on claims that had earned four Pinocchios during the year. We also tried to focus on issues of broad interest, such as gun control, health care and the size of government. To keep it simple, we have shortened the quotes in the headlines. To read the full column, click on the link embedded in the quote.

“If you like your health-care plan, you can keep it.”

This memorable promise by President Obama backfired on him when the Affordable Care Act went into effect and millions of Americans started receiving cancellation notices. As we explained, part of the reason for so many cancellations is because of an unusually early (March 23, 2010) cut-off date for grandfathering plans — and because of tight regulations written by the administration. This was our most popular fact check of the year — and Obama’s pledge also was also named PolitiFact’s “Lie of the Year.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-chec...
Democracynow org

Oakdale, NY

#183631 Jan 7, 2014
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
One more thing. You say that eventually, corporations would've improved workers' conditions. I don't agree. Look a the workers in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, making electronics, clothes, on the cheap for corporate America. What about their conditions? Prison-like factories, starvation wages, poor worker safety, fires in padlocked factories and crumbling edifices that collapsed, creating, in one case, 1000 deaths even though owner was warned that building was unsafe. Who , in the final analysis, did this "owner" process cheap clothes, electronics and shoes for? Hilfiger, Nike, Joe, Reebok, Sony, GE, and most of the reasonably-price clothes and stuff you buy at Sears, Walmart, KMart etc. And those Americans and Canadians (yes, we are no exception) are the ones who contracted those goods and services made by these "slaves". Oh , great, reaction was the same all over from our North American moguls, to wit "Oh, had we known workers were treated like that..." What BS! They closed their eyes, knew, and still know darn well what's going on. They are acting, these CEOs, the same way OUR CEOs were acting towards their workers pre-1920. And like ours, they won't change their ways unless forced to do so by worker representatives and gov'ts, respectively.
Through subsidies, gov't has been in the forefront of inventions. Space exploration alone, totally subsidized by gov't, has spawned electronics, computer hardware and software innovations and applications the likes of which we've never dreamed of. And those NASA engineers, scientists, workers, are gov't workers, like it or not. In aviation, what was it that created the U.S. and world passenger jet age, if not the KC-135, developed by Boeing with gov't funding that became the famous 707? And the 747 that was the result of a gov't-funded competition won by Lockheed with its C-5 - Boeing simply converted its lost bid into the 747. And so on.
Edison and Tesla - that was the 1860s. But, since the beginning of gov't intervention and subsidies to corporations in the 1930s, the world has known more progress in all fields in the last 100 years than since humans rose onto their own two legs.
Extremely informative and astute. This post should be published in every newspaper in the Western Hemisphere especially the USA.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#183632 Jan 7, 2014
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
You have to SCOUR, haunt the internet to find that kind of stuff. If you look further, you'll no doubt find one relative to GWB's nose that is twice as long as Obama's on Iraq lies alone and how he got to justify its invasion and thereafter, the horrendous cost in lives and money, FOR NAUGHT, no, not for naught, but for leaving Iraq worse off and with the country in the hands of Al Qaeda coming up in less than a year now. Makes ole Saddam look better and better every day. Why, it was almost peaceful then compared to now. Yup, GWB's nose must be sweeping the floor by now.

Oh, I suppose now, Obama shouldn't have pulled out. After all, the U.S. had only been in Iraq 9 years ! Why not another 20, what the hell? Obama lies, long nose you say?

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#183633 Jan 7, 2014
Democracynow org wrote:
<quoted text>
Open up your eyes and see how all corporate Rightwing Republicans and all corporate Centrist Democrats are destroying America.
Who do you think built the infrastructure in America? Ma and Pa small businesses? But Ma and Pa small businesses help support our growth. Just look how little Communism has done in Russia and China? The both have turned to crony capitalism.
Learn to Read

Indianapolis, IN

#183634 Jan 7, 2014
Obskeptic wrote:
<quoted text>The constitution is what sets the ground rules for our society. We the people are supposed to defend it against ALL enemies, both foreign and DOMESTIC. We are not a mob rule democracy wojar, we are a CONSTITUTIONALLY LIMITED REPUBLIC. The rights reside in the individual and the states based on that outline, and you're absolutely correct that me, and others who learned that, respect that and want to preserve that have a problem. Its citizens like yourself that is the problem wojar. To many have been indoctrinated with your method of thinking, and it will divide and destroy what we all have, which is freedom. As long as you believe you have the moral justification to prey on your fellow citizen because your mob has deemed it, we are all in jeapordy, just like the gypsies and jews were in pre world war II Germany. Its remarkable what the mob is capable of, and that makes you the danger. Your a smart guy that is just to stupid and unwilling to recognize the slippery slope you are pulling us onto as a nation.
"People that don't agree with me are ruining this country! Sure they are free to speak their mind - but they should shut up until they're ready to agree with what I said!"
Democracynow org

Oakdale, NY

#183635 Jan 7, 2014
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
<quoted text>
Who do you think built the infrastructure in America? Ma and Pa small businesses? But Ma and Pa small businesses help support our growth. Just look how little Communism has done in Russia and China? The both have turned to crony capitalism.
General/President Eisenhower built up the United States infrastructure.

Roads, Bridges, Tunnels, etc.

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Why We Fight
http://tinyurl.com/bn73v
http://www.sonyclassics.com/whywefight/main.h...

We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but capacity to prevent it. The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure. History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap./ Dwight D. Eisenhower

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President Eisenhower once noted that a few Texas oil millionaires wanted to abolish social security / http://tinyurl.com/bp7h8 / Nov. 8, 1954
http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/ike.asp

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Farewell Address
Farewell Radio and Television Address to the American People by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, January 17, 1961. http://tinyurl.com/k2l3xnj
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/...

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No Republican administration has balanced a budget since Eisenhower in 1957.
Dwight Eisenhower was last Republican President to preside over a balanced budget. He had a balanced budget in 1956 and 1957. Since then, there have been two presidents to preside over balanced budgets, LBJ in 1969 and Clinton in 1998 through 2001. During the last 40 years there have been five budget surpluses, all five were under Democratic Presidents: 1969, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#183636 Jan 7, 2014
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Will it ever stop growing?
http://www.gopusa.com/cartoons/wp-content/blo .
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
You have to SCOUR, haunt the internet to find that kind of stuff. If you look further, you'll no doubt find one relative to GWB's nose that is twice as long as Obama's on Iraq lies alone and how he got to justify its invasion and thereafter, the horrendous cost in lives and money, FOR NAUGHT, no, not for naught, but for leaving Iraq worse off and with the country in the hands of Al Qaeda coming up in less than a year now. Makes ole Saddam look better and better every day. Why, it was almost peaceful then compared to now. Yup, GWB's nose must be sweeping the floor by now.
Oh, I suppose now, Obama shouldn't have pulled out. After all, the U.S. had only been in Iraq 9 years ! Why not another 20, what the hell? Obama lies, long nose you say?
Did you read post 183630? That was the Washington POST that said Obama was the Pinocchio of the year!!!

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#183637 Jan 7, 2014
Learn to Read wrote:
<quoted text>
"People that don't agree with me are ruining this country! Sure they are free to speak their mind - but they should shut up until they're ready to agree with what I said!"
Maybe it is you who need to shut the F-up.

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